philomath a lover of learning; scholar

Welcome students and parents! The Modern Philomath is a resource for high school and college students seeking tutoring in math and science.

Contact Ryan Strickland for availability.




I recommend booking at least 1 hour per week in advance to reserve your time spot. For students in advanced classes, I recommend 1.5-2 hour sessions at least once per week.

Please give at least 24 hours notification for cancellations.

  • Physics 1 and 2 (Calculus Based)
  • Physics 1 and 2 (Algebra and Trigonometry Based)
  • Chemistry I
  • Calculus 1 and 2
  • Precalculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 1
  • Contact me for other math/science courses

Test Prep (Contact for prices)

  • Standardized tests (math sections) for college admission
  • Placement exams in Physics and Calculus for college credit

Why study math and science?

Studying math and science helps you have a better understanding of the world we live in and brings you into the minds of some of the world’s greatest thinkers. These subjects are often challenging, but are rewarding to those who put in the time and effort. Unfortunately for students, many teachers struggle to explain concepts in multiple ways and don’t have the time and resources to provide adequate personalized instruction for students.

I believe that all students are capable of enjoying and excelling in science and math with the right coaching and individual attention. My goal is to provide personalized instruction for students of all levels to help make that possible. I hope that you will keep an open mind while pursuing these subjects; understanding science and math will completely change the way you look at and appreciate the Universe!

Who should hire a tutor?

All students benefit from one-on-one instruction. A good tutor does more than help you finish homework. A good math and science tutor explains concepts in multiple ways and describes interesting examples and applications that may not have been heard in class. Good tutors learn your strengths and weaknesses and develop a custom learning plan to address your specific needs.

Whether you are struggling to pass or at the top of your class, tutoring will give you the edge to exceed your expectations.

Above you will find links to subjects I teach. There you will find information and additional resources to help you succeed in those subjects. If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact me!